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Deep Well Injection Safety, Part 1 (1990)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1990-03-30

Duration: 00:12:02

Subjects: Environment | HAZARDOUS WASTES


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Burge, Glenn Interviewee
  • Orr, Mary Lee Interviewee
  • Welsh, Jim Interviewee
  • Hanson, Brad Interviewee
  • Miller, Richard Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Willie Interviewee
  • Kleiner, Richard Interviewee


This segment from the March 30, 1990, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the first part of Karen Nachman’s report on the safety of deep well injection, a hazardous waste disposal method used in Louisiana. Nachman reports that one-third of the injection wells in the United States are located in Louisiana. Her report includes highlights of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) public hearing to allow the Dupont Company to use deep well injection. She interviews: Glenn Burge of Dupont; Mary Lee Orr of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network; Jim Welsh of the Office of Conservation; Brad Hanson of the Louisiana Geological Survey; Richard Miller, OCAWU policy analyst; Willie Fontenot of the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office; and Richard Kleiner of the Louisiana Chemical Association.